For nearly 50 years, Bruce Springsteen has been an icon within the music industry. With his working class tales that relate to the everyday lives of many, and his ability to stand the test of time and remain relevant has given him a culturally significant standing. The impact of ‘The Boss’ can never be understated. From arena-made anthems such as Born In the USA and Dancing In the Dark, to the sullen Atlantic City and The River, Springsteen truly does have something for everyone in his catalogue.
Aside from making really great music, there are also a number of collectors items and rarities out in the wild, and we do see them here from time to time. Below are a few highlights we currently have in stock, and you can see our full range at eil.com
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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The ‘Live’ – The Legend Comes Alive (Super rare 1986 Japanese Special DJ Copy 10-track promotional-only LP sampler with custom labels, unique sepia tinged Bruce portrait pasted sleeve with release details on the back for the Japanese market. Both sleeve and label list the first three songs on the B-side in the incorrect order, this copy also includes a one page correction sheet. The sleeve displays just a little light general wear and the vinyl appears in near ‘as new’ condition. Extremely rare & increasingly hard to find in such condition! XDAP-93156).
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Hungry Heart (Scarce 1980 Japanese CBS Sony white label promo sample 2-track 7″ vinyl single, also including Held Up Without A Gun. This original pressing is issued with its WITHDRAWN colour picture insert of a close-up portrait of Bruce – subsequentlyreplaced with the more common ‘boardwalk’ sleeve. Allegedly Bruce was not happy with the photograph to be used, hence it was pulled at his request. The insert displays minimal wear with some light foxing mostly on the back, whilst the vinyl looks barely played. An outstanding example and the first we have seen in five years! 07SP511).
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle (Rare 1974 Japanese first press 7-track LP, including some of The Boss’ finest work with tracks such as 4th Of July & the anthemic Rosalita, issued in the withdrawn pastedpicture sleeve which features a black & white band photograph on the back [later replaced with a colour one], complete with fold-out Japanese/lyric insert & obi-strip. The sleeve & obi both displays minimal wear whilst the vinyl has only a fewlight signs of play SOPL-239).
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- Bruce Springsteen - I'm On Fire - UK - 12" vinyl - £10.00, $10.90, €11.20 (Back In Stock) (arrived 24-Sep-2022 13:46)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN I'm On Fire EP (1985 UK Special Edition 4-track 12" vinyl EP, also including Born In The USA [Freedom Mix], Rosalita and Johnny Bye-Bye. Both the picture sleeve and vinyl remain in excellent condition TA6342)
- Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $32.70, €33.60 (New Item) (arrived 12-Sep-2022 16:00)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Nebraska (1982 UK first issue 10-track vinyl LP on the graduated orange CBS label, including the singles Atlantic City and Open All Night. The vinyl looks barely played issued in the picture sleeve complete with illustrated lyric inner. A stripped back Springsteen classic -still sounds as timelessas ever!)
- Bruce Springsteen - Letter To You - Black Vinyl Etched - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £29.99, $32.69, €33.59 (New Item) (arrived 24-Aug-2022 12:31)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Letter To You (2020 UK/EU limited edition 12-track Three Sided 2-LP set pressed on 140 Gram Black Vinyl with the fourth side etched. A rock album fueled by the band's heart-stopping, house-rocking signature sound, recorded athis home studio in New Jersey, and Bruce's Twentieth studio album, and is his first with the E Street Band since 2012’s High Hopes and their first performances together since 2016’s The River Tour, produced by Ron Aniello with Bruce Springsteen, mixed by Bob Clearmountain and mastered by Bob Ludwig; housed in a gatefold picture sleeve with transparent inners and 16 Page booklet. Although not sealed, this example remains in a 'near as new'condition)
- Bruce Springsteen - Chapter And Verse - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £24.99, $27.24, €27.99 (New Item) (arrived 25-Aug-2022 11:59)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Chapter And Verse (2016 UK 18-track double LP - This career-spanning album features songs handpicked by Bruce [five of which had never been released] including his earliest recording from 1966 and early '70s from his tenure in The Castiles, Steel Mill and The Bruce Springsteen Band along with his first 1972 demos for Columbia Records and songs from his studio albums from 1973 until 2012. The sleeve shows a little shelfwear whilst the vinyl appears barely played)
- Bruce Springsteen - Greetings From Asbury Park N.J - UK - vinyl LP - £12.00, $13.08, €13.44 (New Item) (arrived 30-Aug-2022 15:07)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Greetings From Asbury Park N.J. (Mid 1970s UK graduated orange label issue of the 1973 9-track LP, glossy picture sleeve with lyric insert. The sleeve shows some light edgewear and scuffing, whilst the vinyl looks barely played)
- Bruce Springsteen - Darkness On The Edge Of Town - US - vinyl LP - Promo - £45.00, $49.05, €50.40 (New Item) (arrived 30-Aug-2022 16:17)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Darkness On The Edge Of Town (1978 US white title label promotional 10-track vinyl LP, housed in a picture sleeve with original picture inner and lyric insert. The front of the sleeve is custom stickered with a 'Suggested Cuts' sticker for potential radio use, the promo stamp on the back has some reason been removed, so there is a section of paper loss and is otherwise graded Very Good. The labels are clean with light spindle marks and the vinyl is Excellent with only light signs of play JC-35318)
- Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run - Half Speed Master - VG - German - vinyl LP - £45.00, $49.05, €50.40 (New Item) (arrived 30-Aug-2022 16:48)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born To Run (Scarce 1980 German CBS Mastersound 8-track half-speed mastered audiophile vinyl LP, gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics and portrait inside plus Mastersound insert. The sleeve [VG] shows some general discolouration and light edgewear, but has no rips or tears, whilst the vinyl shows few signs of play CBSH80959)
- Bruce Springsteen - The Album Collection Volume 1 - UK - vinyl box set - £295.00, $321.55, €330.40 (New Item) (arrived 05-Sep-2022 16:16)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The Album Collection Vol. 1 (2014 UK/EU limited edition remastered vinyl 8-LP box set, comprising the first eleven years of Springsteen's career with all seven albums across eight vinyl discs [The River is a double album] all ofwhich list the US catalogue numbers on the labels. All albums are remastered for vinyl for the first time & transferred from the original analogue masters using the Plangent Process playback system. Each album is housed in a deluxe version ofits original artwork sleeve, all packed in a deluxe textured box, made-to-look-tatty leather type finish & lift-off lid, complete with a 60-page book filled with rare photos, press clippings & other memorabilia. The box displays some light general to the edges, whilst the content remain in a 'near as new' condition)
- Bruce Springsteen - The River + Lyric Insert - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £15.00, $16.35, €16.80 (New Item) (arrived 12-Sep-2022 15:58)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The River (1980 UK 20-track double vinyl LP, featuring Independence Day & Out In The Street. The single pocket picture sleeve shows a little shelfwear but comes with its illustrated inners & fold-out lyric insert and the vinyl appears in Excellent condition with minimal signs of play)
- Bruce Springsteen - The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle - UK - vinyl LP - £12.00, $13.08, €13.44 (New Item) (arrived 13-Sep-2022 09:05)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle (Late 70s UK issue of the 1973 7-track vinyl LP on the graduated orange CBS label, including '4th Of July, Asbury Park [Sandy]' and 'Rosalita [Come Out Tonight]'. The vinyl looksbarely played issued in its picture sleeve)